Antarctica is remote, with a harsh environment and limited medical facilities. Because of this, all grantees, employees, and technical representatives are required to pass stringent medical and dental examinations before deploying to the Ice. The process creates a large amount of paperwork for you to fill out, and while we understand it may seem cumbersome, we hope that you find it worthwhile for the adventure on which you are about to embark.
For more details about deploying to the Ice, read the USAP Participant Guide.
The Antarctic Support Contractor (ASC) processes all USAP participant deployment paperwork.
USAP medical and travel qualification forms are only to be completed and submitted by individuals who have received valid offer letters of employment and/or official National Science Foundation approval for deployment to Antarctica. Submissions without valid offers or approvals do not constitute an obligation on the part of the USAP for employment or deployment
To begin the deployment process follow the below steps:
NOTE: ASC no longer mails deployment packets to potential participants. If for some reason you have problems printing forms, send an email to either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com (depending on the forms you cannot print: medical vs. travel related).